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pre·tend·er

pretender

 
pronunciation:
prih ten dr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one who misrepresents, acts falsely, or otherwise pretends.
The heiress married this pretender believing that he loved her for herself.
similar words:
quack, sham
definition 2: one who makes a claim or aspires, often unjustly (often fol. by "to").
False Dmitry was one of the pretenders to the throne of Muscovy.
similar words:
sham
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